The New Jersey Titans are pleased to announce the acquisition of defenseman Will Fisher via free agency.
Fisher is a 19-year-old blue liner from Duluth Minnesota, and recorded 2 assists in 16 games with the Bismarck Bobcats. Titans head coach Craig Doremus spoke about Fisher’s arrival to the team and how he will aid New Jersey’s ailing defensive corps.
“Will has had a good week of work. For him, he did a lot of driving to get here, got in early in the week and has asserted himself well. He’s gotten better every time he’s touched the ice, and I think he brings a skill set to our team that was maybe a little bit lacking from the right side as far as his size and skating ability,” Doremus said.
After making the trek from Duluth to New Jersey, Fisher spoke about his first impressions of the Garden State.
“I really like it here. Believe it or not, I find it very similar to back home in Duluth in a lot of ways,” he said. “The guys are super welcoming, they introduced themselves to me, the coaches were able to explain everything to me and helped me out as much as they could.”
With 23 games remaining in the Titans’ schedule, Fisher is cognizant of the team’s home stretch and their efforts of securing a spot and making a run in the Robertson Cup playoffs, and will do what he can to help the team achieve it’s goal.
“I look at myself as a defensive defenseman that can make a good first pass on the breakout, and just play my role. It’s also a matter of helping out the team any way I can, blocking shots, taking the body and do anything else to help the team win,” he added.
Doremus added that not only will Fisher be a benefit to the team, but also that he can reach his full potential with the Titans’ organization.
He’s a real fluid kid and I think we can help him with some elements of his game and bring him to the next level, but he’s fit in really well and we’re exicted to have him in a Titans uniform.
Fisher is scheduled to make his Titans debut on Friday at 3 p.m. when they take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at Revolution Ice Centre. The game will be streamed on hockeytv.com.